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Taylor, Frederick W. the Principles of Scientific Management. 1911.
Fayol, Henri. General and Industrial Management. 1916. (Defined the role of the CEO)
Weber, Max. Economy and Society. 1922. Bureaucracy as the optimal org. scheme.
Drucker, Peter. The Practice of Management. 1954.
Chandler, Alfred D. Strategy and Structure. 1962. Analysis of business histories.
Peters, Thomas J. In Search of Excellence. 1982. Enormously popular.